It has been nearly eight years since BTS required to the level for his or her debut performance. At Sunday’s Grammy Awards, the seven men from Columbia may have more firsts. They’re up for the best pop duo/group performance for “Dynamite,” their chart-topping British-language hit. It marks the group’s first nomination along with the first for any K-pop group. They are on tap to do and will also be the very first time they’ll achieve this armed and among their very own songs (they’d a cameo in the 2020 Grammys, but more about that later).
Making background and breaking records is certainly not new for RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook.
They are the very first K-pop group to debut towards the top of Billboard’s Hot 100. They contain the Guinness World Records for many-viewed YouTube music video in 24 hrs (“Dynamite” hit 101 million views). They have beat their very own record to find the best-selling South Korean album ever.
On the way, they have acquired a legion of very loyal fans known as ARMY (full disclosure: I’m one of these).
“We’re really excited, still it feels surreal,” Jimin told USA TODAY with an interpreter. “We’re still working out things to model of it. But we all do know a great recognition and we are deeply grateful. We are trying our very best to provide an excellent performance to come back all of the support we caused by our fans.”
BTS’ journey towards the Grammys
In 2018, throughout an interview with Jimmy Fallon, BTS was requested the things they wanted next within their career and Suga stated, “Go towards the Grammys.” All of those other boys chuckled lightheartedly when Suga clarified. It was not the very first time he’d expressed this wish.
A couple of several weeks later, BTS travelled to attend the 2019 Grammys as presenters, where they walked the red carpet and guaranteed they “could be back.”
In 2020, they came out on stage during Lil Nas X’s performance of “Old Town Road.” Inside a behind-the-scenes video in the event, the people reiterated just how much they’d love the chance to 1 day perform their very own song.
Which raises now. A nomination to their name and lastly an opportunity to perform.
“(A) performance is exactly what we would have liked more, more than a nomination or winning,” RM stated. “We really are a performance team, so a performance with this own song was our final dreams with this whole journey, therefore we are flattered and excited simultaneously.”
Still, taking home a gilded gramophone trophy could be momentous.
“We’ve developed watching the Grammys. It’s among the greatest awards, along with a win means a great deal for all of us,” stated J-Hope.
What ‘Dynamite’ represents let’s focus on BTS
After nearly seven several weeks and a summary of accolades, did “Dynamite” fulfill its purpose to uplift fans? Absolutely, stated Suga.
“It’s suggestive of just how much ARMY loves us,” he stated. “We designed to give comfort with ‘Dynamite’ within the given conditions, so we believe that lots of people resonated with this particular song even during such hardships.”
For RM, the song would be a gateway to new options. “For eight years, whenever we had hardships and incredibly bad things from outdoors or inside, we always found a means, so we had herpes this past year and everybody was confused and lost their way and ‘Dynamite’ gave us greater than ‘Dynamite,’ and today it symbolizes a possibility, a stairs to a different world.”
What brought BTS towards the music business leaderboard?
“Of course it’s ARMY,” Jungkook stated.
V also incorporated another people, their label BigHit Entertainment, family and buddies who “have all helped us grow and advance step-by-step.”
Suga stated, “When the nominations lost and (we) were set to do, clearly i was full of pleasure, but our fans appeared much more happy than us. We always think: Would any one of this happen to be possible without ARMY?”
What’s next for BTS?
2020 introduced its share of highs and lows for BTS. They began the entire year using the discharge of their album “Map from the Soul: 7,” a retrospective check out their musical journey. Soon after, because of the coronavirus pandemic, BTS needed to postpone their long awaited world tour.
Later around they released a self-directed album, a far more intimate and private body of labor reflecting around the pandemic, by means of “BE.” By using it, they were given another No. 1 debut around the Hot 100 using the title track “Life Continues,” the very first Korean-language song to top the chart.
In 2020, BTS were named Time’s Performer of the season and something of Wall Street Journal’s Innovators. These were the earth’s top-selling act and also got no. 1 place around the IFPI’s Global Artists chart.
Searching ahead to the remainder of 2021, their greatest priority is meeting ARMY again. “The vaccines began to unveil,” Jin stated. “If the problem enables, our priority is always to hold a concert with this fans. Also, we are focusing on individual songs and meeting up for group songs too. So stay tuned in for brand new things to be released.”